Hi, I'm Joey. I’m adopted!
Doberman Pinscher | Baby | Male | Large
Joey’s life got off to a really bad start. He came into the Prince George’s Animal Management shelter as part of a cruelty case impoundment. It soon became evident that he was very sick and needed more treatment than they could provide, so the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County took him in. Our vets examined him and did an ultrasound, finding that the poor pup’s intestines were tangled into themselves and creating a blockage. So, we sent him for surgery the very next day, and they found that some of the tissue was already necrotic. Without urgent surgery, he would’ve died. It was touch-and-go there for a while: his vitals were unstable and he ended up needing post-op fluids and even a plasma transfusion. But he’s doing much better now and his puppy-ness is definitely starting to show.
Joey is young so this house-training thing is not perfected. He needs a family that wouldn’t leave him alone for more than four hours. He is very active and playful. He is working on some basic training but gets side-tracked with important puppy activities – chasing balls, playing with his toys, jumping up on his foster mom, chewing whatever he can find to put in his mouth. If you have a fenced yard and time to work with a puppy, come and meet Joey at one of our adoption shows.
- Age and weight: I'm 4 months old and weigh 20 pounds
- Good with kids: Yes, with kids over 8.
- Good with dogs: Yes.
- Good with cats: Unsure
- Fenced yard: Required.
- Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: I need a single family home
- House trained: Working on it
- Crate trained: I'm working on this crate training thing
- Barks when left alone: Sometimes, because I enjoy a good conversation!
- Chews inappropriate items: I’m a puppy, so I need lots of toys to chew on. I chew a lot!
- Training: I know the basic commands: Sit. Stay. Come.
- Activity level: Active.
NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.
Joey is expecting to attend the next adoption show, January 21 at the Annapolis PetCo, although there's always a possibility that plans will need to change at the last minute.